Senior Management

Mitch Flegg
Mitch Flegg

Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 40 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including positions at Shell and Enterprise Oil
  • First joined Serica in 2006
  • Left Serica to become Chief Executive Officer of AIM-listed Circle Oil plc in 2015
  • Re-joined Serica as CEO in 2017
  • Board member of OEUK, the representative body for the UK’s offshore energies industry
  • Serica Board Committees: HSE Committee, Reserves Committee, Sustainability Committee
Andy Bell
Andy Bell

Chief Financial Officer

  • Over 35 years’ experience of upstream finance and systems of reporting and control 
  • Has worked with a wide range of upstream businesses throughout his career
  • Provided financial consultancy to Serica from 2004 implementing systems of internal control and supporting acquisitions, disposals and associated financing 
  • Appointed VP Finance upon signature of the BKR transactions in 2017
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica as CFO in September 2021
Steve Edwards
Steve Edwards

Chief Investment Officer

  • 30 years' experience in upstream oil & gas
  • Worked in variety of global jurisdictions in technical and commercial roles for Shell
  • Head of Technical, Business Development and Commercial for CNOOC in Europe and Africa
  • Founder and CEO of Tailwind Energy from 2016
  • Advisory Board Member of ESCP Business School
Clara Altobell
Clara Altobell

VP ESG and Business Innovation

  • 25 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. 
  • Responsible for Serica’s Environment, Social and Governance performance as well as new technology
  • Joined Serica in 2008 working on asset management and as VP Technical
  • Prior to joining Serica,  worked on subsurface and engineering operations relating to exploration, development and production
  • Fellow of the Energy Institute
Stephen Lambert
Stephen Lambert

VP Legal and External Relations

  • Over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, engaged primarily on commercial and business development projects in UK and overseas
  • Joined Serica in 2017 following eight years at JX Nippon UK, most recently as Deputy General Manager
  • Wide experience in commercial and business development in the independent and large cap sectors
  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales and Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Board member of Mediation Hertfordshire
Mike Killeen
Mike Killeen

VP Operations

  • Over 25 years’ experience in the oil, gas and chemicals industry in operational management roles and frontline operations
  • Joined Serica in 2018
  • Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Serica’s producing assets
  • Previously Operations Manager for Bruce, Magnus, ETAP and Sullom Voe Terminal for BP and before that, Operations Manager for the Coryton Refinery for Petroplus
  • Chartered Chemical Engineer and member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers
Fergus Jenkins
Fergus Jenkins

VP Technical

  • Over 25 years’ experience in oil & gas exploration, development and production
  • Joined Serica in 2018
  • Prior to joining Serica, worked in technical roles for several independent companies
  • Experience gained from working in numerous areas around the globe
  • Responsible for delivery of the Columbus Development before taking current role
  • Previously held senior management positions to board level
  • Chartered Petroleum Engineer and member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Jacques Tohme
Jacques Tohme

Deputy CFO

  • Over 20 years’ experience in private equity, investment banking and CFO role focused on the energy sector
  • Co-founded Tailwind Energy in 2016 and served as its CFO since inception until sale to Serica Energy
  • At Tailwind Energy, led over $1 billion in acquisition and growth financings for M&A and development
  • Prior to Tailwind, private equity and investment banking transaction experience in upstream (including offshore oil and gas), midstream, energy services and natural resources
Carol Stewart
Carol Stewart

North Sea Business Manager

  • 15 plus years' experience in the oil and gas sector, engaged on a diverse range of commercial and business management projects
  • Joined Serica in 2018 as BKR Business Manager, following the asset's acquisition
  • Responsible for managing joint venture and stakeholder relationships, commercial issues and business planning for the Bruce/Keith/Rhum Area
  • Prior to joining Serica, worked for 10 years at Repsol Sinopec Resources
Danny Fewkes
Danny Fewkes

Group Treasurer

  • Over 25 years’ experience in various financial roles, primarily focusing on the oil and gas sector.
  • Joined Serica in January 2006 following its listing on AIM; appointed as Group Treasurer in June 2015.
  • Significant involvement in the company’s corporate and asset transactions, including equity offerings, debt facility financing, South East Asia interest disposals and the acquisition of an 18% Erskine interest from BP
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
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